This is one of my favorite activities I’ve pinned several times. A simple, oh-so-simple drop toddler activity using pom poms (or cotton balls) and paper towel tubes and a little bit of tape. That’s it!
A pom pom drop for toddlers to keep busy with and even preschoolers would love joining in on this!
How to Create Your Own Toddler Pom Pom Drop Activity at Home
Do I need to even explain it?
I taped a few paper towel tubes and toilet paper tubes to the wall using painter’s tape.
Then, I handed the kids a bowl of pom poms.
Told you it was a simple pom pom drop activity.
We like simple!
Pom Pom Drop Play Time!
This pompom drop was a definite activity win in our house!
Kept the kids playing and busy for a good amount of time with just a simple fine motor skills activity.
They watched the pom poms fly through the tubes to the bowl or hitting the floor.
Sometimes they’d put too many through at one time and they’d get stuck.
And so the kids would have to poke them through.
That always made for some laughing moments.
For my activity, I put some of the paper towel tubes straight up and down for the pom poms to drop straight through.
Others, I put at a diagonal (being careful to think where the pom pom will actually fall out and drop).
I thought the diagonal paper chutes would draw more attention, but alas, I’m proven wrong.
The straight ones were the hit to watch them fall fast!
You can also get your older kids involved in setting this one up. It’s a great stem activity to help develop those thinking skills!
See if your big kids can line up the tubes in a way that a pom pom drops through 3 tubes before hitting the floor!
You can easily turn this into a learning colors activity by drawing a circle of color on each tube so they have to sort the pom poms as they drop them in the chutes!
Clean Up Fine Motor Fun
Tearing down the paper roll chutes was half the fun!
Another excellent busy activity for developing those fine motor skills.
Something about painter’s tape makes for fun cleanup for my kids!
Do your toddlers love peeling it off and wadding it up as much as mine?
If your kids enjoy this pom pom drop activity as much as mine you are likely looking for more ideas.
Especially pom pom activity ideas…
I’ve got you covered!
More Fun Pom Pom Activities for Toddlers:
- ‘Claw Grabbing Machine’ to Strengthen Fine Motor Skills
- Ready, Aim, Blow! A Pom Pom Activity for Kids
- Pom Pom Target Practice for Preschoolers & Toddlers
- Toddler Activity: Fine Motor Skills with Pom Poms
- Exciting and Simple DIY Pom Pom Catapult Activity
- Pom Pom Balance Tree an Easy Fine Motor Activity
- Sticky Flower Color Matching Activity for Toddlers
- Simple Fun DIY Pom Pom Tunnels Maze
What are your kids favorite ways to play with pom poms?
Tell us in the comments!